Depression Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Bolanle Oyesile
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
Now Accepting New Clients! My area of expertise is centered around working with individuals with a history of mental health disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, I have ample experience working with clients dealing with self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideations, chronic stress, family conflict, and low self-esteem. Clients who see me aim to develop coping and adaptive skills to manage life difficulties, resolve conflicts, heal traumatic experiences, and develop a healthier sense of self.
(612) 808-5384 View (612) 808-5384
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Larry Suess
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
You can grow through crisis and challenge! As a psychologist and family therapist I am interested in the family dynamics that have contributed to the issues my clients are facing. I'm especially interested in couples' issues because it's such a challenge to live with someone who inevitably brings up your issues. I'm a seasoned therapist, originally trained as a music therapist, who works with a wide range of issues from personal coaching to parenting, from depression/anxiety to spiritual growth. My view is that every crisis and difficult issue is an opportunity for personal growth.
You can grow through crisis and challenge! As a psychologist and family therapist I am interested in the family dynamics that have contributed to the issues my clients are facing. I'm especially interested in couples' issues because it's such a challenge to live with someone who inevitably brings up your issues. I'm a seasoned therapist, originally trained as a music therapist, who works with a wide range of issues from personal coaching to parenting, from depression/anxiety to spiritual growth. My view is that every crisis and difficult issue is an opportunity for personal growth.
(612) 293-7041 View (612) 293-7041
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Bruce Kohlhase
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, problematic relationships, learning challenges like ADHD, or specific symptoms such as insomnia, lifelong challenges such as Asperger's or Bipolar are problems I work with.
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
Difficulties with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, problematic relationships, learning challenges like ADHD, or specific symptoms such as insomnia, lifelong challenges such as Asperger's or Bipolar are problems I work with.
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
(612) 255-6791 View (612) 255-6791
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Nick Pranke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I work with teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adoption/foster care, relationship difficulties, identity concerns and other stressors.
I believe the process of therapy is about the therapist and client joining together in a collaborative effort to work toward goals. Every person has strengths and values that are essential to living their best possible life. Sometimes obstacles get in the way of living those values and recognizing our strengths, including family, trauma, health concerns, and mental health difficulties. Through a systemic and trauma-informed lens, we will create individualized goals and approaches that best meet your needs.
I work with teens and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, adoption/foster care, relationship difficulties, identity concerns and other stressors.
I believe the process of therapy is about the therapist and client joining together in a collaborative effort to work toward goals. Every person has strengths and values that are essential to living their best possible life. Sometimes obstacles get in the way of living those values and recognizing our strengths, including family, trauma, health concerns, and mental health difficulties. Through a systemic and trauma-informed lens, we will create individualized goals and approaches that best meet your needs.
(763) 343-7399 View (763) 343-7399
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Chad T. Allen
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55402
My approach to psychotherapy addresses not just symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and frequent relational conflict, but also the problems underlying them.
I believe the problems we experience in living are woven into the fabric of our lives and rooted in enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. These problems develop in relationship to others over the course of our lives. And it is in relationship—a relationship in which the attentive presence of another is truly and deeply felt—that these problems can be healed. In an atmosphere of curiosity and acceptance, we will work together to deepen your awareness and understanding of your needs, desires, and patterns of relating so you may experience greater freedom and fulfillment in your life.
My approach to psychotherapy addresses not just symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and frequent relational conflict, but also the problems underlying them.
I believe the problems we experience in living are woven into the fabric of our lives and rooted in enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. These problems develop in relationship to others over the course of our lives. And it is in relationship—a relationship in which the attentive presence of another is truly and deeply felt—that these problems can be healed. In an atmosphere of curiosity and acceptance, we will work together to deepen your awareness and understanding of your needs, desires, and patterns of relating so you may experience greater freedom and fulfillment in your life.
(612) 424-3315 View (612) 424-3315
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Karen Rind-Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55404
At times, life presents us with challenges that seem insurmountable on our own. I am here to help you access your own resilience and self-knowledge. Or, maybe, you are simply in need of someone who can listen, encourage, and help you envision a path forward. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental space for adults and adolescents to process, heal, and grow as individuals. I have experience working with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, and with individuals facing such challenges as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, developmental and life stage adjustments, and relational struggles.
At times, life presents us with challenges that seem insurmountable on our own. I am here to help you access your own resilience and self-knowledge. Or, maybe, you are simply in need of someone who can listen, encourage, and help you envision a path forward. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental space for adults and adolescents to process, heal, and grow as individuals. I have experience working with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds, and with individuals facing such challenges as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, developmental and life stage adjustments, and relational struggles.
(612) 482-8674 View (612) 482-8674
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Jessica Belter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55418  (Online Only)
Using an eclectic mix of experiential, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, 12-step, and attachment theory, I seek to address problems related to; substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, love addiction and more.
I am licensed in CA, AZ and MN and can provide telehealth for each of those states. Who doesn't want freedom in all aspects of life? I believe that true freedom comes from transformation of self from the inside out. We are not on this planet to struggle, rather to find the courage to let our light shine. If you are feeling stuck in your relationships, career, family, or any other aspect of life perhaps it is time for a change. Life is short.
Using an eclectic mix of experiential, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, 12-step, and attachment theory, I seek to address problems related to; substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, codependency, love addiction and more.
I am licensed in CA, AZ and MN and can provide telehealth for each of those states. Who doesn't want freedom in all aspects of life? I believe that true freedom comes from transformation of self from the inside out. We are not on this planet to struggle, rather to find the courage to let our light shine. If you are feeling stuck in your relationships, career, family, or any other aspect of life perhaps it is time for a change. Life is short.
(612) 260-1593 View (612) 260-1593
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Kendall Schreier
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410
I primarily work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress.
She remembered who she was and the game changed - Lalah Delia - Deciding to seek therapy can stir up all kinds of emotions. Maybe it’s been a long time coming, perhaps the thing you used to do to get by isn’t working anymore, or maybe life recently threw you a difficult curve ball. Either way, it can feel isolating trying to figure it out alone. Friends and family can be helpful, though sometimes you just need a safe space of your own to regroup and a safe person to walk with you while you do the hard work.
I primarily work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress.
She remembered who she was and the game changed - Lalah Delia - Deciding to seek therapy can stir up all kinds of emotions. Maybe it’s been a long time coming, perhaps the thing you used to do to get by isn’t working anymore, or maybe life recently threw you a difficult curve ball. Either way, it can feel isolating trying to figure it out alone. Friends and family can be helpful, though sometimes you just need a safe space of your own to regroup and a safe person to walk with you while you do the hard work.
(952) 592-7931 View (952) 592-7931
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Monica Austerlitz
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
Working with a spirit of solidarity and using an insight oriented approach I help adults of all backgrounds gain insight, build confidence, and make meaningful life changes. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, abuse, relationship conflict, and relapse prevention. I strive to create an atmosphere of trust and comfort and to establish a strong therapeutic alliance. I have a keen awareness of diversity and multicultural issues, and the ability to work comfortably and respectfully with clients regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Working with a spirit of solidarity and using an insight oriented approach I help adults of all backgrounds gain insight, build confidence, and make meaningful life changes. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, abuse, relationship conflict, and relapse prevention. I strive to create an atmosphere of trust and comfort and to establish a strong therapeutic alliance. I have a keen awareness of diversity and multicultural issues, and the ability to work comfortably and respectfully with clients regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
(651) 321-5574 View (651) 321-5574
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Lydia Goblirsch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55405
I work primarily with those struggling with life transitions, relational stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all learn through early relationships and experiences how to communicate with others and ourselves, and how to cope and engage with our reality—-whatever that may be. Sometimes over the course of our lives, what we’ve learned no longer serves us and our needs. I believe that therapy serves as a space to become aware of who we’ve been and who we want to be, while engaging in new and healthy dynamics. These things are all part of life and they ebb and flow. I view therapy as an ever-evolving process with my goal being to get to the root cause of symptoms.
I work primarily with those struggling with life transitions, relational stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
We all learn through early relationships and experiences how to communicate with others and ourselves, and how to cope and engage with our reality—-whatever that may be. Sometimes over the course of our lives, what we’ve learned no longer serves us and our needs. I believe that therapy serves as a space to become aware of who we’ve been and who we want to be, while engaging in new and healthy dynamics. These things are all part of life and they ebb and flow. I view therapy as an ever-evolving process with my goal being to get to the root cause of symptoms.
(612) 261-0171 x9 View (612) 261-0171 x9
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Ashley Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I have additional training and specialized experience in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Trauma, Postpartum Issues, Parenting, and LGBT+ issues.
I help people find the tools they need to navigate the changes and challenges that occur in life. I believe every individual's therapeutic journey is unique. In my sessions we work to create a customized approach that builds on strengths and helps create a reliable platform for meaningful growth. I integrate a number of techniques including mindfulness and other skills that can be used in everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, including young adults, older adults, couples, families, and adolescents 16+.
I have additional training and specialized experience in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Trauma, Postpartum Issues, Parenting, and LGBT+ issues.
I help people find the tools they need to navigate the changes and challenges that occur in life. I believe every individual's therapeutic journey is unique. In my sessions we work to create a customized approach that builds on strengths and helps create a reliable platform for meaningful growth. I integrate a number of techniques including mindfulness and other skills that can be used in everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, including young adults, older adults, couples, families, and adolescents 16+.
(612) 324-8707 x735 View (612) 324-8707 x735
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Ward Stiles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out to a therapist, but you've taken that first step already. I don't know your story yet, but if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or loss, you don't need to go through it alone. You deserve support, comfort, and help. Whatever you're struggling with, you're invited to my office - in person or virtual - for a conversation.
(800) 336-5973 x747 View (800) 336-5973 x747
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Douglas P Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55428
I see life as a mosaic of experiences, and we all do the best we can with what we know at the time. But sometimes, anxiety, depression or the simple challenges of daily life can hold people back from living the fullest, best story of their life. My goal as a therapist is to explore and bring to light a person’s inner strengths, so they can overcome their personal obstacles and enjoy better, more productive lives and relationships. Everyone, regardless of life’s stumbles, deserves the best life they can imagine, and my goal is to walk with them and help them along this journey.
I see life as a mosaic of experiences, and we all do the best we can with what we know at the time. But sometimes, anxiety, depression or the simple challenges of daily life can hold people back from living the fullest, best story of their life. My goal as a therapist is to explore and bring to light a person’s inner strengths, so they can overcome their personal obstacles and enjoy better, more productive lives and relationships. Everyone, regardless of life’s stumbles, deserves the best life they can imagine, and my goal is to walk with them and help them along this journey.
(763) 343-7845 View (763) 343-7845
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Anna Goldsmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Whether that help is with your relationship, life transitions, family, parenting, or yourself I am here to help you make sense of it all. I am passionate about helping adults & couples navigate mental health concerns and life stressors including sexual health, intimacy, self-worth, and attachment. I work with couples to build communication skills and bring true intentions to light. I have experience working through past traumas, anxiety, depression, and a variety of mental health concerns.
Whether that help is with your relationship, life transitions, family, parenting, or yourself I am here to help you make sense of it all. I am passionate about helping adults & couples navigate mental health concerns and life stressors including sexual health, intimacy, self-worth, and attachment. I work with couples to build communication skills and bring true intentions to light. I have experience working through past traumas, anxiety, depression, and a variety of mental health concerns.
(612) 448-3639 View (612) 448-3639
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Ruth Hornstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405
I do not focus solely on the symptoms of anxiety, depression and interpersonal conflict but also on the issues underlying them.
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
I do not focus solely on the symptoms of anxiety, depression and interpersonal conflict but also on the issues underlying them.
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
(612) 261-1851 x1 View (612) 261-1851 x1
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Edwina Vah
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
My current areas of interest are Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
I am fascinated with the idea of therapy being a form of art that beams in our most difficult times, like an individual’s strength and abilities to seek steps towards becoming whole. I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
My current areas of interest are Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
I am fascinated with the idea of therapy being a form of art that beams in our most difficult times, like an individual’s strength and abilities to seek steps towards becoming whole. I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
(952) 900-3575 x752 View (952) 900-3575 x752
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Dylan Thaemert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
My goal is to help you to (re)discover the inner resources necessary to live a fulfilling life in the face of whatever challenges you are experiencing today. Whether a painful inner experience like depression or anxiety or a devastating life circumstance like loss or trauma, I will help you write a new story in which your preferred outcomes are honored and those painful experiences are integrated into your life in a way that allows you to move forward.
My goal is to help you to (re)discover the inner resources necessary to live a fulfilling life in the face of whatever challenges you are experiencing today. Whether a painful inner experience like depression or anxiety or a devastating life circumstance like loss or trauma, I will help you write a new story in which your preferred outcomes are honored and those painful experiences are integrated into your life in a way that allows you to move forward.
(612) 688-9954 x104 View (612) 688-9954 x104
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Jan l Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Welcome to my practice. For the past 20 years, I have worked with adults of varying ages who experience depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. I work to foster a safe, warm, and trusting therapeutic environment. I also work with graduate and undergraduate students at a major university who experience depression, anxiety, relationship and career concerns.
Welcome to my practice. For the past 20 years, I have worked with adults of varying ages who experience depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. I work to foster a safe, warm, and trusting therapeutic environment. I also work with graduate and undergraduate students at a major university who experience depression, anxiety, relationship and career concerns.
(612) 261-1436 View (612) 261-1436
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Muno Ashiro
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults who are facing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. My specialty is in helping my clients to overcome issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and ADHD.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults who are facing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. My specialty is in helping my clients to overcome issues with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and ADHD.
(612) 778-3169 View (612) 778-3169
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Pamela L Dehkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Other specialty areas include; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and social anxiety.
I believe that the foundation of growth begins within the relationship between individual and therapist. The desire to feel seen, heard, and understood is universal and is an essential part of our overall well-being. I celebrate the courage of individuals who take steps into healing by engaging in the therapeutic process to manifest the life they desire. I am passionate about working together to ensure that you become an expert on yourself and believe in your own insight, strength, and self awareness. I believe that humor and laughter bring out our authentic selves and utilize this philosophy in my work.
Other specialty areas include; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and social anxiety.
I believe that the foundation of growth begins within the relationship between individual and therapist. The desire to feel seen, heard, and understood is universal and is an essential part of our overall well-being. I celebrate the courage of individuals who take steps into healing by engaging in the therapeutic process to manifest the life they desire. I am passionate about working together to ensure that you become an expert on yourself and believe in your own insight, strength, and self awareness. I believe that humor and laughter bring out our authentic selves and utilize this philosophy in my work.
(952) 260-6314 View (952) 260-6314

Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.